Egypt Nile Dream Travel Package

12 Days From $4,999 pp

Cairo, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Aswan & Abu Simbel

Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya will take you back in time to a gentler, more gracious era in a 7 Nights cruise experience between Luxor and Aswan in a unique trip down the Nile by a traditional, small sailing vessel that was commonly used during those elegant days of the monarchy (1920s – 40s).

Dahabiya Luxury Nile Cruise

Sail Down the Nile on the Trip of a Lifetime
The Nile is the Father of all African Rivers, the longest waterway on the continent. It creates a fertile valley across the desert there one of the world’s oldest civilizations began. The ancient Egyptians lived and farmed along the Nile, using the rich soil to produce food and raise livestock.

This river has been absolutely essential in the lives of so many people – most of the cities of Egypt lie along it and nearly all of the important historical sights are found along its riverbanks. To cruise along the Nile is to take a ride through the history of Egypt.

Philae temple is a hidden gem in Upper Egypt; the history of the temple goes back to the 7th century BC.In 1971, The United Nations with UNESCO helped Egypt to save the temple after the Egyptians built the High Dam. The high level of water was a real threat to the temple, they had to cut the temple into pieces and move it to a higher island, Egilika Island.

Temple of Philae on the island of Agilika in Aswan

A Custom Egypt Tour You Won’t Forget
This tour will take you on an unforgettable journey down the Nile, revealing the glory of this impressive waterway. It is the only one of our tour packages that includes a seven night Nile River cruise – giving you a chance to really experience this important historical waterway at a leisurely pace.

One of our most luxurious tour packages, this very special journey will take you from the Great Pyramids to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and then along the Nile in a traditional sailing vessel known as a Dahabiya. This type of vessel was used during the time of the monarchy in the 1920s-1940s. They are small and luxurious boats that can only take 10-15 passengers at a time, so you will enjoy a very special and intimate Nile sailing experience.

Karnak Temple is considered to be more than just a temple; it is an open museum and the largest ancient religious site in the whole world. It was built for the sacred Theban triad, God Amun Ra, his wife Goddess Mut, and their son, God Khnsu.

The Sphinx Avenue in Karnak Temple

 

As you sail slowly down the Nile on your luxury cruise you will feel like you are drifting back in time through the history of this important and powerful river. These smaller boats sail slower than the larger cruise boats, so you will be able to take your time and really soak up all of the culture and natural beauty around you.

 

Kom Ombo Temple, Egypt Kom Ombo temple is located in Upper Egypt between Luxor and sawn, about 85 miles south Luxor and 35 miles North of Aswan

Kom Ombo Temple

Discover the Ancient Secrets of Egypt
Learn about the complex history and architecture of the Abu Simbel Temple. Avoid the crowds with your own private tour around the Great Pyramids. Discover the history of Luxor on a private tour to Karnak temple and Valley of the Kings. Take your time exploring the scenic Aswan Islands with a private guide in a sailboat. Tour around the ancient monuments of old Cairo and enjoy private dining at a traditional Egyptian restaurant.

This luxurious customized tour will include a private guide, a private vehicle, accommodations, a private driver, entrance fees, international flights, taxes and much more. You can choose the itinerary we have planned, or create your own from scratch at no additional cost. You will feel like a VIP as you are taken around Egypt by your private guide and given fascinating insight into the local culture. Your tour is fully customizable to fit your needs and schedules.

To learn more about this unforgettable tour and to book your Egypt Nile experience, feel free to contact us at any time. You are welcome to check our other Egypt private guided tour options.

 

Osiris Tours Advantages

  • Enjoy personalized tour with a private Egyptologist guide, driver, traditional Egyptian cuisine, and all internal flights. Your tour will be customized for you and will suit your needs and your schedules.
  • Avoid the crowds with your own private guide & private vehicle during your tour around the Great Pyramids.
  • Learn about the history of Luxor and its monuments on a private tour to the Valley of the Kings and Karnak temple.
  • Sail down the Nile on a seven-night Nile cruise on board the luxurious Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya
  • Visit Abu Simbel temple with your private qualified guide & private driver
  • Wind your way around scenic Aswan islands with your private guide and your private felucca/sailboat.
  • Spend a private evening on dining at a traditional Egyptian restaurant and a private tour around old Cairo and its monuments
  • Stay in historic and luxurious hotels including Mena House Hotel, Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya Nile Cruise and Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel Cairo including round-trip flight between Cairo and Aswan.
Mena House is one of the most unique hotels in Cairo, with its own rich and colorful history. Fascinating guests have frequented the property since 1869, and it has continuously held the attention of royalty, and political thinkers. It is surrounded by 40 acres of verdant green gardens; this palatial hotel is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo

The Great Pyramids View from Mena house Hotel

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Arriving in Egypt is made easy by your airport representative, who will escort you through customs and immigration and facilitate your visa process.

Continue on to the baggage claim hall and finally to the passenger pick up. Here, connect with your Osiris Tours representative associate who will arrange your private airport transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Mena House (5*)

Mena House is a beautiful and unique hotel in Cairo, with its own rich and colourful history. Fascinating guests have frequented the property since 1869 and it has continuously held the attention of royalty and political thinkers. This palatial hotel is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo and it is surrounded by 40 acres of verdant green gardens.

The royal history of the hotel is reflected in luxurious interiors that are embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture, original works of art, and magnificent antiques that are rarely found in luxury hotels. Mena House has played host to kings and emperors, heads of state, and celebrities.

Located 700 meters from these wonders of the ancient world, Mena House offers unmatched views of the pyramids. You can gaze upon the magnificence of the pyramids from your rooms at sunrise and sunset. After dinner at one of the many restaurants, you can return to your room and see them lit up for your private viewing pleasure

Pyramids View Room, Mena House Hotel

Located 700 meters from these wonders of the ancient world, Mena House offers unmatched views of the pyramids. You can gaze upon the magnificence of the pyramids from your room, watching the sun rise and set over these legendary monuments. After dinner at one of the many restaurants, you can return to your room and see them lit up for your private viewing pleasure.

An ideal location for meetings in Cairo, the hotels banquet and conference center offer venues for weddings, receptions, and meetings ranging from 50 to 1000 guests. Recreation options at the hotel include a heated swimming pool, and a fully equipped spa & fitness center.

Regarded as one of the leading luxury hotels in Cairo, the hotel combines the magical charm of a bygone era with unrivalled service fit for royalty. Your interlude at the hotel promises to be a journey of discovery, exploring Cairo’s ancient treasures and unravelling the many mysteries of Egypt’s past.


The Sphinx has inspired endless speculation about its age, its meaning and the secrets that it might hold.The Great Sphinx of Giza was constructed in the 4th Dynasty (2575 – 2467 B.C by the Pharaoh Khafre.

The Great Sphinx of Giza

Day 2: Giza

Enjoy this custom private tour, which explores the Great Pyramids, ancient Memphis, Saqqara, the Solar Boat, Chephren Pyramid, and the famous Sphinx.

This luxury tour includes a private vehicle with driver, a trained Egyptologist and entry to the Chephren (Khafre) or Menkaure (Mycerinus) Pyramids, as well as the Solar Boat. Be aware that a limited number of people are allowed inside the Grand Pyramids daily, so make sure to inform your guide if you wish to enter these famous landmarks.

Most Egyptologists believe that the Giza Pyramids were built to be tombs for the ancient Egyptian pharaohs.

Camel Ride by the Great Pyramids

A buffet lunch at a great local restaurant is provided after visiting the Great Pyramids. In the afternoon, you will be picked up before sunset from your hotel. Your private guide will lead you out into the desert on your choice of camel or horse, where you can watch the sunset while enjoying a panoramic view of the Great Pyramids. This evening includes dinner at a Bedouin restaurant.

Accommodation: Mena House (5*)

 


Karnak consists of huge pillars, towering columns, massive avenues of sphinxes, and an obelisk that stands 97-feet tall and weighs 323-tons (646000 pounds).There is a sphinx avenue for over a mile and half and 1500 sphinx statues once connected (and still) Karnak and Luxor temples together. This road was used once a year during the OPET festival (the honeymoon for God Amun Ra & his wife Goddess Mut).

Karnak Temple in Luxor

Day 3: Cairo to Luxor

Transfer in private vehicle between your hotel and the airport is provided. Flight from Cairo to Luxor is provided.

An airport transfer with a private vehicle in Luxor is provided.

In the afternoon, enjoy a private custom tour of the East Bank of Luxor with a qualified Egyptologist guide. Visit the stunning temples of Karnak and Luxor with your own guide. You will start by visiting the Karnak temple. Walk along the Sphinx Avenue to enter the complex, as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed. Continue to Luxor Temple, which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a one-mile long Sphinx Avenue.

Egypt Nile Cruise Dahabiya sailing between Luxor and Aswan

Luxury Nile Cruise

Accommodation: Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya (5*)

Luxury Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya will take you back in time to a gentler, more gracious era. Enjoy a relaxing 7 Nights cruise experience between Luxor and Aswan in a unique trip down the Nile by a traditional, small sailing vessel that was commonly used during the elegant days of the monarchy (1920s – 40s). The Dahabeya began when aristocrats and sophisticated travellers loved to cruise the Nile in style. The Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya is offering 5 deluxe cabins and 2 elegant suites (with private terrace).

The Dahabeya allows you to experience a world of luxury and privacy. All cabins & suites feature private direct-dial telephones, individual climate control, hairdryers, mini bars, safety deposit boxes, and plasma TVs and movie programs.


Hatshepsut Temple (also known as El Deir Al Bahari Temple ) is located in the West Bank of Luxor in Upper Egypt, only 2 miles away from the tomb of King Tut.

Queen Hatshepsut Temple in the West Bank of Luxor

Day 4: Luxor – Nile

Today you will explore some of the most incredible sites Egypt has to offer. In a private custom tour, you will visit the Valley of the Kings -home to three incredible tombs constructed for powerful nobles such as King Tut.

Then it’s off to the nearby Valley of the Queens and also the recently renovated mortuary temple of the most powerful and famous women in the ancient Egyptian history, Queen Hatshepsut. The tour includes a visit to the huge Colossi of Memnon, which are all that remain of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. In the afternoon, enjoy sailing down the Nile from Luxor towards Aswan.

Accommodation: Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya (5*)


Luxury experience sailing down the Nile

Nile Dahabeya Sundeck

Day 5: Nile

Leisure day at the boat, enjoy sailing down the Nile.

Accommodation: Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya (5*)

 

 


The Nile sided Temple of Horus, the Falcon God, considered to be the best-preserved cult temple and one of the best places to visit in Egypt

Edfu Temple

Day 6: Nile

The luxury Nile cruise will reach its first destination, Edfu town, where you will visit the falcon- headed god temple of the God Horus and his wife Goddess Hathor.

With your private Egyptologist guide, enjoy visiting the Nile Aside Temple of Horus, the falcon god. It is an impressive structure, considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt.

This is partly because it was built later than most temples in the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC. Despite its later date, it reflects traditional pharaonic architecture and so provides an excellent idea of how all the temples once looked. Edfu (Temple of Horus) is also very large: the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple.

Accommodation: Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya (5*)


Experience the nile Valley while sailing down the Nile.

Egypt Nile side

Day 7: Nile

Leisure day at the boat, enjoy sailing down the Nile.

Accommodation : Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya (5*)

 

 


The history of this beautiful temple dates back to the Graeco – Roman period (332 B.C – 395 A.D). What’s special about this temple, it is in fact a double temple. It was dedicated to God Horus, the falcon headed god and God Sobek, the crocodile god.  The layout of Kom Ombo combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels.

Kom Ombo Temple

Day 8: Nile

In the morning, you will visit a unique Greco Roman temple dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris, the sun god. The Temple in Kom Ombo (also known simply as Kom Ombo Temple) dates from about 180 BC, during a period known as the Ptolemaic era, and had some additions built on to it during Roman times. After visiting Komombo temple, the ship will continue sailing towards Aswan.

Accommodation: Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya (5*)

 

 

 


Philae temple is a hidden gem in Upper Egypt; the history of the temple goes back to the 7th century BC.In 1971, The United Nations with UNESCO helped Egypt to save the temple after the Egyptians built the High Dam. The high level of water was a real threat to the temple, they had to cut the temple into pieces and move it to a higher island, Egilika Island.

Temple of Philae on the island of Agilika in Aswan

Day 9: Aswan

Start your private custom tour with a visit to the impressive Aswan High Dam, then to the Temple of Philae, which was dedicated to the Goddess of magic. The temple was built on Philae Island and attracted pilgrims from all over the ancient world. When the Egyptians built the High Dam, Philae temple was pulled out of the water and re-erected on Agilika Island.

Stop at the old site of the main granite quarry to visit the unfinished obelisk. You will see a practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen to cut impressive obelisks and granite statues.

Felucca sailing down the Nile in Aswan. Sailing around the Aghakhan and the Old Cataract Hotel.

Feluccas on the Nile

In the afternoon your private guide will pick you up for your private Felucca (sailboat) ride where you will get to sail upon and take pictures of the most beautiful part of the Nile in Egypt. Your sailboat will sail around Kitchener Island, the largest botanical garden that was started by the famous British army leader, Lord Kitchener. During your sailing trip, you will get to sail around Aghakhan Mausoleum and Elephantine Island.

Accommodation : Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya (5*)

 


Ramsses II and Nefertari were married for over 24 years, Ramses II married Nefertari when he was fifteen years old and she was thirteen. Nefertari’s tomb in the Valley of the Queens is one of the most decorated, beautiful and colorful tombs. The paintings in her tomb were not only incredibly beautiful but they contain a wealth of information on the Egyptian beliefs about the judgment and trip of the afterlife.

King Ramses II and His Wife Nefertari

Day 10: Aswan – Abu Simbel – Cairo

Private transfer between your hotel and Aswan airport is provided, a flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel is provided, and a flight from Abu Simbel to Cairo is provided.

You will take a flight from the airport at Aswan to Abu Simbel (45 minutes, flight included) where you will meet your private guide and tour one of the most beautiful temples in Nubia and Upper Egypt. Ramses II built the impressive Abu Simbel temple for his favourite wife, Queen Nefertari.

After visiting Abu Simbel temple, your private guide will take you back to Abu Simbel airport, where you will take another flight to Cairo (2 hours, flight included). Your private guide will take you from Cairo airport to your hotel.

Luxury experience at the Four Seasons Hotel

Four Season Nile Plaza, Cairo

Accommodation: Four Seasons Nile Plaza (5*)

Occupying 30 stories of the prestigious Nile Plaza, the luxury Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza offers 365 luxury hotel guest rooms, including 100 suites. Among the most spacious accommodation in Cairo, the comfortable guest rooms and suites take full advantage of their setting. You can gaze out on a range of lovely vistas, including panoramic views across the Nile, the island of Zamalek, and a 12th-century citadel.

Inside, you’ll be charmed by airy interiors with natural wood finishes and stylishly comfortable furnishings. Most guest rooms have a private outdoor terrace for relaxing or dining, and all have triple-glazed windows to ensure your stay is both cool and quiet.


King Tut, the only pharaoh who ruled Egypt when he was 9 and he died when he was 18 years old.

The Golden Mask of King Tut

Day 11: Cairo

Discover the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and its Mummy Room in a private tour with a highly knowledgeable guide. The museum holds the tomb of King Tut, Egypt’s most famous boy King.

At the evening, enjoy a luxury delicious Egyptian dinner at Naguib Mahfouz, located in the heart of the Khan Khalili bazaar in Cairo. Stroll down Al Moaz Street and view the largest concentration of medieval architectural treasures from the Islamic world. The tour includes a private visit to Beit El Seheimy. Normally, this location would be closed to the public but this exclusive tour provides access. A qualified private guide, private vehicle, and private driver are provided.

Accommodation: Four Seasons Nile Plaza (5*)

 


Day 12: Cairo

Transfer in private vehicle between your hotel and Cairo airport is provided.

Mena House (5*) : Cairo

Mena House is one of the most unique hotels in Cairo, with its own rich and colorful history. Fascinating guests have frequented the property since 1869, and it has continuously held the attention of royalty, and political thinkers. It is surrounded by 40 acres of verdant green gardens; this palatial hotel is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo. The royal history of the hotel is reflected in luxurious interiors that are embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture, original works of art, and magnificent antiques that are rarely found in luxury hotels. Mena House has played host to kings and emperors, heads of state, and celebrities.

Located 700 meters from these wonders of the ancient world, Mena House offers unmatched views of the pyramids. You can gaze upon the magnificence of the pyramids from your rooms at sunrise and sunset. After dinner at one of the many restaurants, you can return to your room and see them lit up for your private viewing pleasure. An ideal location for meetings in Cairo, the hotel’s banquet and conference center offer venues for weddings, receptions, and meetings ranging from 50 to 1000 guests. Recreation options at the hotel include a heated swimming pool, and a fully equipped spa & fitness center. Regarded as one of the leading luxury hotels in Cairo, the hotel combines the magical charm of a bygone era with unrivalled service fit for royalty. Your interlude at the hotel promises to be a journey of discovery, exploring Cairo’s ancient treasures and unraveling the many mysteries of Egypt’s s past.


Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya (5*): Nile Cruise

Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya will take you back in time to a gentler, more gracious era in a 7 Nights cruise experience between Luxor and Aswan in a unique trip down the Nile by a traditional, small sailing vessel that was commonly used during those elegant days of the monarchy (1920s – 40s).

The Dahabeya started when aristocrats and sophisticated travelers loved to cruise the Nile in style. In Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya, they have revived those elegant days with modern comforts and The “Sonesta Amirat Dahabeya” is offering 5 deluxe cabins, and 2 elegant suites (with private terrace), the Dahabeya allows you to experience an imaginary world of luxury & privacy. All cabins & suites feature private direct-dial telephones, individual climate control, hairdryers, mini bars, safety deposit boxes, and plasma TVs and movies programs.


Four Seasons Nile Plaza (5*): Cairo

Occupying 30 stories of the prestigious Nile Plaza, the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza offers 365 luxury hotel guest rooms, including 100 suites. Among the most spacious accommodation in Cairo, the comfortable guest rooms and suites take full advantage of their setting, allowing you to look out on a range of lovely vistas, including panoramic views across the Nile, the island of Zamalek, and a 12th-century citadel.

Inside, you’ll be charmed by airy interiors with natural wood finishes and stylishly comfortable furnishings. Most guest rooms have a private outdoor terrace for relaxing or dining, and all have triple-glazed windows to ensure your stay is both cool and quiet.

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